Arizona lawmakers pass new laws on photo RADAR, physician credentialing, sober living facilities and more
May 16, 2018
Attorney Alexis Glascock reviews the latest laws to be passed by Arizona legislature including photo RADAR, physician credentialing, sober living facilities, off-road vehicles and egg expiration dates.
A new law will require towns and cities to have law enforcement officials review violations marked by traffic cameras and radars. The law emphasizes that radar is not allowed to confirm if a violation has been made. It must be reviewed to prevent the possibility of someone receiving a traffic ticket based on a glitch.
This law was unanimously passed by the legislature, and it requires insurance companies to complete the credentialing process on their side within 100 days so the physicians are able to see their patients more quickly.
Glascock emphasizes that this law is not meant to detect bad doctors or to hand out overall credentials. It is only meant to speed up the process between physician and insurance company.
Sober living facilities
The country and state are dealing with a large opioid crisis, and this year Governor Doug Ducey helped pass a law that will aid those addicted to the drug. The sober living facilities are the second phase of the legislature’s plan. Glascock says the idea is to help people move out of rehab into these facilities to get them ready to live independently again.
Another point of the law, Glascock says, is to take away the process from local authority. It also includes a list of regulations, how to address bad actors and identifying ADA compliance.
Off-road vehicles on state trails
Arizona is the second most popular state for off-roading, so it makes sense that there’s a demand for safer off-roading technology. The law increases the length and width of vehicles that are allowed on state trails. It was a result of an increased amount of side-by-side vehicles.
Egg expiration dates
Arizona will join the other 29 states in the country that have increased the expiration date on Grade A eggs to 45 days. Glascock says that some of the reasoning behind it is to eliminate food waste, and there has been no research that shows increasing the expiration date would be unsafe.